In spite of having superior numbers--Major-General Herbert Kitchener
, 1st Earl Kitchener, had 15,000 British troops at his command compared to a much smaller force of approximately 5,000 Boers--this battle would become known in British history as Bloody Sunday.
| ||RELATIVE APPEAL: Field Marshal Horatio Herbert Kitchener
Born in County Kerry, Ireland and partly educated in Switzerland, Horatio Herbert Kitchener
joined the British Army in 1871.
BAND OF BROTHERHOOD Literary giant Oscar Wilde, military chief Lord Herbert Kitchener
The island was once the base for Lord Herbert Kitchener
, the British Field Marshal responsible for ruling Sudan in the late 19th century.
After three chapters devoted to pre-war planning and the context of political and military authority within which figures like French Generals Joseph Joffre and Ferdinand Foch, and on the British side Horatio Herbert Kitchener
and Sir John French would make decisions, the remaining five chapters examine in great detail the deployment of the British Expeditionary Force to France, setbacks during the Battle of the Frontiers, the "Miracle" of the Marne, and the subsequent vicissitudes of the "Race to the Sea," ending with the onset of winter and stalemate all along the front.
When the riverain elite re-emerged victorious it did so in alliance with the invading army of Herbert Kitchener
as the fifth column of the Anglo-Egyptian re-conquest.